Value Added Benefits

Value Added Benefits are special programs or discounts offered by our Business Affiliates – tailored just for CSDA members! Learn more:

Commercial Card

CSDA Commercial Card
Anastasia Efstathiu

Member Benefit
Access to the CSDA Commercial Card that may improve expense control, cash flow, and rebate potential.

Benefit Summary
CSDA’s goal is to help your district find ways to manage and report spending while providing your employees with convenient tools to make necessary purchases. The CSDA Commercial Card can be used for vendor payments, travel expenses, online purchases, utility bills, and much more.

In addition to potential cash rebates, other benefits may include: improved cash flow through increased float, lowered costs by reducing check writing, better expense management through enhanced monitoring capabilities.

Consultant Connection

The CSDA Consultant Connection was developed to give our members access to a pool of experts who provide exclusive discounts and special benefits for a variety of services. Some include:

  • Leadership/Board Development
  • Strategic Planning
  • Board Planning/Facilitation
  • Succession Planning
  • Organizational Assessment
  • Public Outreach/Communications
  • Change Management

CSDA’s Consultant Connection is your source for these services and more.

Cybersecurity and Technology Services


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Member Benefit

CSDA Members receive discounted IT services, with no minimum contract requirements.

Benefit Summary

VC3, the California Special Districts Association's endorsed IT consulting partner since 2024, has been making IT personal, making IT easy, and getting IT right for more than 30 years. They understand your budgeting requirements and critical concerns. Their commitment to deep, long-term relationships, transparent pricing, and speedy support—both onsite and remote—makes technology predictable and reliable for special districts.
  • Managed IT Services: Get 24/7 support and ongoing maintenance for your hardware, software, network, and backups.
  • Co-Managed: Ideal for organizations with internal IT.
  • Managed VoIP: Cost-effective, fully supported, and modernized phone systems.


  • Managed Security Services: Our right-sized cybersecurity solutions keep your organization protected.
  • Data Backup + Disaster Recovery: Minimize operational disruption and mitigate risk with onsite and offsite data backup solutions.
  • Security Assessment: Actionable assessments that keep you compliant and improve cybersecurity resilience.
  • Security Awareness Training


  • SharePoint: Drive simplicity, efficiency, and secure collaboration.
  • Power BI: Use data and technology to increase efficiencies and achieve organizational goals.
  • Application Development: Custom software applications and solutions to meet your specific needs.

CSDA and VC3 can customize plans depending on the number of your employees and the size of your technology infrastructure. This customization makes cybersecurity and technology services affordable for your budget, from the smallest special district to the largest.

Digital Mapping Solutions

California CAD Solutions
(800) 617-4447

Member Benefit
Free Month of Service


Benefit Summary

DashGIS is a cost-effective solution for Special Districts that need a GIS but don’t have or can’t afford to hire dedicated GIS staff.  DashGIS is a monthly subscription allowing special districts to leverage important data to meet the needs of the district without the expense of special software and employees.  CSDA members receive one month FREE with their initial 12-month term.

Discounted Travel

Enterprise Mobility

Member Benefit
Government Rates on Vehicle Rentals 


CSDA Finance Corporation
(877) 924-2732

Member Benefit
Access to Cost Effective, Tax-Exempt Financing

Benefit Summary
CSDA Finance Corporation is a non-profit public benefit corporation established to help special districts and other public agencies through the use of innovative and efficient financing programs. Our mission is to provide members with efficient, effective, and prompt satisfaction of their financial needs through competitively priced financings of major capital improvements, equipment purchases, and other projects. Whether your financing needs are $50 thousand or $50 million, the CSDA Finance Corporation can help!

GASB Reporting Compliance

Actuarial Retirement Consulting
Molly McGee, ASA, EA, MAAA
Andy Yost, Managing Director
(206) 735-8222

Member Benefit
Actuarial Services for Retirement Benefits

Benefit Summary
Awen ARC provides consulting and GASB compliant reports for retirement benefit plans including pensions, stipends, and other post employment benefits. These benefits fall under GASB statements 68, 73, and 75 and, in most cases, require biennial valuation reports and annual disclosure reports. Awen ARC can help to identify which statements are required as well as the timing and deadlines to follow, based on the benefits available to employees in retirement. GASB statements are complex, and each employer sponsored plan is different, which is why Awen ARC provides consulting at no additional fee. Awen ARC is conscientious to serving government agencies and has partnered with CSDA to provide members with competitive, discounted, flat fees.

Human Resources

CPS HR Consulting
Tiffany Bose, PHR
Phone: (916) 471-3390

Member Benefit
On-demand Human Resources through an annual HR membership

Benefit Summary

CPS HR Consulting offers CSDA members an exclusive Human Resources Membership package. You get the benefit of a skilled Human Resources professional at a fraction of the cost of an in-house employee or law firm. The package includes:

  • A dedicated Senior Level HR Consultant
  • One free intake hour when membership is activated
  • Fourteen hours of HR consulting
  • Discounted rates for additional services
  • Access to HR Basics Kit including checklists to ensure compliance and best practices for HR functions
  • Ability to purchase additional HR consulting hours – members will receive one free half hour for every additional block of five hours purchased


California CLASS
(866) 987-4445

Member Benefit
California CLASS allows public agencies to pool funds together with the goal of collectively earning interest on investments through a prime-style portfolio with an enhanced cash portfolio.

Benefit Summary
California CLASS is a California Joint Powers Authority governed by a Board of Trustees comprised of special district and city finance professionals. The purpose of the California CLASS is to provide California public agencies with an additional diversification option for their daily liquidity and strategic reserve investments. Public Trust Advisors, in its capacity as investment advisor and fund administrator, is committed to providing California CLASS Participants with an exceptional user experience and professional portfolio management.

Job Search


Member Benefit
50% Discount

Benefit Summary
This interactive Career Center offers an expanded job board for special districts and other local governments throughout California. Not only does the Career Center offer the capability to post jobs, but also the capability to post and download resumes, and offers discounts for multiple postings.

Merchant Services


Member Benefit
Two Member Options - Below Market Rates

Benefit Summary
AllPaid is honored to be selected as CSDA’s Endorsed Affiliate for Payment Services/Merchant Services. AllPaid’s payment platform provides CSDA and its members a secure industry leading payment solution with exceptional customer service and support. These services are available at below market, pre-negotiated rates, exclusively for CSDA members. 

Risk Management

SDRMA – Special District Risk Management Authority
(800) 537-7790

Member Benefit
Access to Affordable Property, Liability & Workers’ Compensation Coverages and Health Benefits

Benefit Summary
SDRMA’s primary objective is to serve as a single resource to meet all of the risk management needs of members. Quality coverage protection and risk management services, responsive claims management, as well as tailored safety and loss prevention programs provide members with an unequaled risk management program. To ensure maximum protection of public agencies’ resources, our current programs include Property and Liability coverage, Workers’ Compensation, Health Benefits, and MemberPlus Services™.

Surplus Auction

Samarra Dalrymple
Pacific Business Development Manager
(800) 613-0156

Member Benefit
Free postings

Benefit Summary
GovDeals has partnered with CSDA to provide special districts with a simple, transparent platform for buying and selling surplus items online. Visit CSDA’s online Surplus Marketplace to browse through a wide selection of pre-owned vehicles, office furniture, tools and equipment, and much more. To sell an item, contact Samarra Dalrymple to set up your free seller’s account.

Utility Cost Control

Utility Cost Management LLC

Member Benefit
Reduce electricity costs with no out-of-pocket fees and no staff time required from your District.

Benefit Summary
Utility Cost Management LLC (UCM) reduces Districts’ electricity costs through the analysis of data, rates, and the regulations that govern electricity companies in California. Through its Utility Bill Analysis Service, UCM expertly applies utility regulations to reduce charges moving forward, and recover refunds for past billing errors. UCM handles all communications with utility companies, so there is minimal time required from participating Districts. UCM is only paid if and after your district receives savings and/or refunds as a result of their work, so there are never any out-of-pocket costs associated with UCM’s service.

Website Design

(916) 900-6619

Member Benefit
30% Discount on Monthly Subscription

Benefit Summary
Streamline's special district website platform has all of the tools needed for website content management, email marketing, online payments, and more. Built-in accessibility and transparency dashboards ensure districts can easily maintain online compliance... easy-to-use and all in one place. For more information, visit

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Grant Services

The Ferguson Group (TFG) provides grant services to CSDA members through its partnership with the National Special Districts Coalition. TFG provides CSDA with advance grant announcements and notices, weekly review of grants impacting local communities, as well as a database of successful grant applications and general funding guides. TFG offers a 15 percent discount to CSDA members on strategic project development and scoping, grant writing and review services, and coordination of political and community support for projects.

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